Speakers

 
Mike Amour
Chairman & CEO APAC
Havas Group
Mike’s entrepreneurial career spans multiple geographies, brand cultures and marketing disciplines. He has lived and worked in London, New York, Tokyo, Paris, Portland and Singapore, managing operations and clients for the world’s top agency networks, including McCann-Erickson WorldGroup, Wieden+Kennedy, TBWA\Worldwide, Grey Group, Project: WorldWide, and Starcom MediaVest Group. His extensive global brand experience includes Nike, Coca-Cola, American Express, Nissan, Gillette, P&G, Tiffany, Nabisco, Del Monte, Ermenegildo Zegna, Johnson & Johnson, Wal-Mart, Gucci, UPS, Nestlé, Hitachi, L’Oréal, Goodyear, Mattel, and many other Fortune 500 companies. Mike’s most recent appointment as Chairman & CEO of Havas Group, APAC leverages his unique 360 degree experience, so as to drive accelerated growth as well as expansion of the global Havas ‘Village’ concept across all 19 countries in the region. He is a native of Scotland, a graduate of Stirling University, holds UK & Swiss passports, and is a Permanent Resident of Singapore. When not helping clients grow their business, he tries to keep pace with his two very energetic teenage children.
 
Joanna Catalano
CEO APAC
iProspect
 
Elsie Cheung
Chief Operating Officer
SCMP
Elsie Cheung was appointed Chief Operating Officer of South China Morning Post Publishers Limited in January 2011. In this vital role, she implements strategic change to bring SCMP’s cultural and digital transformation to bear. She spearheads SCMP’s business operations, including advertising, marketing, circulation, and recruitment services, among other functions. Ms. Cheung started her career at SCMP before broadening her experience at other well-established organisations including Television Broadcast Limited (TVB), Hong Kong Telecom, and Sunevision. Upon her return to SCMP, Ms. Cheung held the senior leadership positions of Head of Sales and Director of Advertising prior to her appointment as COO; she is now a 18-year veteran of the company.
 
Josh Gallagher
Chief Product Officer APAC
MediaCom
Josh Gallagher is MediaCom Asia Pacific’s chief product officer. In this capacity, Josh’s focus is on the development of MediaCom’s product with particular attention on developing the agencies capabilities in content, digital, strategy, data and technology. Josh’s ability to think differently and divergently about everything around us has been developed from roles that have been founded on bringing together media and creative for both agency groups and global clients.
 
Cheryl Goh
Vice President of Marketing
Grab
 
Shufen Goh
Principal & Co-Founder
R3
 
Pablo Gomez
Head of Media and Digital APAC
Kantar
As Head of the Media and Digital practice in the region, Pablo advises clients on their media and digital strategies from campaign development through to execution and measurement. From his base in Singapore, he works with a host of multinational businesses to develop new research methods that provide the key insights needed to make critical business decisions. Prior to this, Pablo was the Strategy Director at IPG Mediabrands, responsible for the strategy and comms planning for regional clients including J&J, Cerebos-Suntory, Exxon Mobile and Coca-Cola. Before moving to Singapore, Pablo was based in Spain and one of the founders of The Elevator Team, a creative and digital consultancy based created to support IPG Media Brands and McCann World Group agencies. He started his career at Millward Brown Spain, where he implemented the Cross Media and Digital Studies for Coca-Cola across Europe.
 
Anne-Gaelle Gonet
Head of Procurement - Asia
British Council
 
Richa Goswami
Global Head of Content and Creative Excellence
Johnson & Johnson
Richa is a global digital innovator with over 20 years’ experience with leading financial and FMCG brands across 50 markets in 5 continents . She has been a pioneer in the fintech and health tech and has hands on expertise disrupting traditional business models, creating new age connected commerce models and leading organisational transformation. She is a Digital Advisory Board member at a Fortune 100 company, MMA Board Member, International keynote speaker, Cannes winner Jury at leading Industry awards and a TEDx speaker. She has also been a Co- Founder of a Health tech start-up-Fitness Quotient which focused on enabling people live healthier, more vibrant lives. Richa places a strong focus on mentorship and also volunteers with NGO’s that work on women and children causes and with intellectually challenged young adults.
 
Victor Knaap
Main Monk & CEO
MediaMonks
Victor Knaap is the Main Monk of MediaMonks. After sailing around the world for a living, Victor became a foundational member of MediaMonks in 2003, turning a basement boutique into a global business. Under his direction, MediaMonks mushroomed to become one of the most successful creative production companies worldwide. His business acumen makes Victor an opinion leader for the digital industry at large. MediaMonks currently employs more than 950 Monks spread across 12 international offices. Their work for agencies, brands, and tech companies has been recognized by advertising and craft awards around the world, winning over 200 FWAs and 128 Cannes Lions to date. In addition to MediaMonks, Victor is an Executive Director of S4Capital and holds places on the board of charity GET IT DONE as well as the advisory board of IAB NL.
 
Matt Harty
Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific
The Trade Desk
Matt Harty represents The Trade Desk as Senior Vice President of Asia Pacific. Harty has worked in online advertising in Asia since 1997, co-founding the first pan-Asian Ad Network, SpaceAsia Media, which was sold to CMGi in 2000. Matt then co-founded Activ8, a Yield Management company (precursor to SSPs) as a JV with OutBlaze, handling global media sales for 400 websites including Mail.com and HelloKitty. His next position was managing News Corp's .FOX Networks for APAC and MENA. From FOX, Matt moved to Omnicom's Accuen as the GM of the first APAC regional ATD. Before joining The Trade Desk, he ran the Audience Solutions business for Experian Asia. Harty is based in Singapore.
 
Anita Kanal
Vice President Consumer Marketing APAC
Visa
Anita Kanal is VP in Visa’s Asia Pacific Consumer Marketing team based in Singapore. Since joining Visa in Jan 2017, Anita is responsible for leading Visa’s data-driven marketing agenda across all business priorities. Aligned with Visa’s ambition to be the most creative and impactful data driven marketer in the world, Anita works with markets in the region to develop cut through, dynamic, digital-first marketing and communications programs. Anita brings more than 20 years of international marketing experience working with Fortune 100 clients on creative excellence, digital optimisation and business transformation to an omni-channel presence. Anita feels truly fortunate to have lived and worked in 5 cities around the world – from her native Mumbai, to London, New York, and San Francisco. Singapore has been home with her two kids and husband for the past 8 years. She holds a Bachelors in Math, a PG Diploma in Computer Science and a Masters in Marketing.
 
Steve King
Global CEO
Publicis Media
 
Lydia Lee
President, China – Global Co-Head of Technology Practice
Weber Shandwick
Lydia Lee’s passion for cross-cultural understanding has made her one of the most dynamic women in China’s communication industry. As Weber Shandwick’s President in China and Global Co-Head of Technology, Lydia has been leading and mentoring teams in China and around the world for most of her career. Fluent in Chinese, English, Spanish and Portuguese, Lydia has made it her mission to foster deeper understanding of the culture in China and of the West and vice versa, making her a much sought after speaker on Chinese and global communication trends both within China and beyond. In 2018, Lydia was name “PR Professional of the Year – Agency” at the PR Awards Asia 2018 and Mentor of the Year at Campaign Women Leading Change Awards 2018. She was named to both The Holmes Report Innovator 25 list for Asia Pacific as well as Campaign Asia Pacific’s 40 Women to Watch in 2017 in recognition of her career achievements and contributions to building knowledge, understanding and capacities in the industry. An inspiration to young people and highly admired by her peers, Lydia Lee has been dubbed a “one-woman global powerhouse” by Gail Heimann, President of Weber Shandwick. Lydia has extensive marketing and communications experience in consumer, technology and b2b industrial sectors, having serviced clients such as Microsoft, NetApp, Lenovo, HP, Hyatt, Nike, Nestle, MasterCard, GSMA, Motorola, ExxonMobil, Dow Chemical, Amazon, Schneider Electric, Verisign, Texas Instruments among many others. She is also deeply experienced in strategising international branding and communication for Chinese companies going global. Clients include China Mobile, Datang Telecom, Z-Park and GoLauncher. She has also provided strategic and investment counsel to various Chinese cultural/entertainment companies.
 
Stephan Loerke
CEO
World Federation of Advertisers
Stephan has been the CEO of the World Federation of Advertisers (WFA) since November 2003. During his tenure, WFA has tripled its corporate membership and has extended its network to 60 countries, significantly reinforcing the WFA’s presence in the world’s fastest emerging advertising markets.

Prior to joining WFA, Stephan worked for L'Oréal in Paris and Brussels. He studied business economics at the Saint Gall Business School in Switzerland, after which he worked at the United Nations in New York.

Stephan has German and French nationalities. He is married to Sabine and has two sons, Sebastian and Alexandre.
 
Kyoko Matsushita
CEO APAC
Essence
As Asia-Pacific CEO, Kyoko Matsushita oversees Essence’s rapidly expanding regional operations through hubs in Delhi, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo. Before Essence, Matsushita was vice president of global product and business for GREE, a leading mobile gaming company. Earlier, she led B2C marketing for online and mobile games for Electronic Arts in EMEA and APAC. Matsushita also oversaw media and creative strategy for SONY Europe and was global account director for Leo Burnett/Starcom Media, where she worked on accounts like Coca-Cola, Disney, and Heineken.

In October 2015, Kyoko was named one of “The 30 most powerful women in mobile advertising” by Business Insider in the UK. in 2016 she was named as one of the "Women to Watch" by Campaign Asia . She is a sought after speaker in the prominent trade events in APAC.
 
Matthew Mee
Global Chief Strategy Officer
MediaCom
 
Amir Mireskandari
Chief Delivery Officer
Ogilvy Asia
 
Narayan Murthy Ivaturi
Global Chief Operating Officer
Narayan Murthy Ivaturi has over 15 years of experience in Advertising, Media Planning, Media Sales, Business Development, Mobile and Ecommerce. Narayan has worked in both, start-up ecosystems and MNC companies. After having garnered experience in client servicing for FMCG brands, he switched gears to the digital space, where he worked on website creation, Google SEM and display. Narayan specialises in both brand and performance campaigns on digital, across various categories including travel, classifieds, jobs and real estate. He has executed big budget sponsorship projects in cricket and key tent pole events. He has proven expertise in mobile business ranging from user acquisition strategies (APP Installs), retention and CRM on mobile. He also worked on VAS campaigns for Telco clients and large campaigns with mobile Rich Media executions for brands. In his past role as a Head of Mobile and New Technology at Mindshare Asia Pacific, he was working on Beacons, Integrated Mobile Marketing strategies, connecting physical and digital world with technology innovations like Surfaces and Wearables. Commerce has been an integral part of the journey in connecting the user journey to the logical goal of purchase and Narayan worked with Mindshare’s existing clients on enabling E-commerce for their brands including working with big e-retailers in the region. In his new remit as a Global VP for FreakOut, Narayan works with local market teams across the globe on business strategy, programmatic, supply, sales, technology and new business growth.
 
Chris Myers
Senior Director of Research
GroupM
Chris Myers is GroupM’s Senior Director of research based in Singapore. Chris is responsible for leading GroupM’s approach to research around the region. Among other areas, his role spans research investment strategy, the application of research to maximizing advertiser ROI, and generating business intelligence from GroupM’s mPlatform capability. He has lived in Asia for almost 20 years including Korea, Japan, and now Singapore. He holds an MSc in Social and Applied Psychology and was Campaign Magazine’s North East Asia Media Planner of the Year in 2011.
 
Karen Ngui
Managing Director & Head, Group Strategic Marketing & Comms
DBS Bank
Ms Karen Ngui joined DBS in June 2005 and is Managing Director and Head of Group Strategic Marketing and Communications. She is responsible for corporate communications, brand management, corporate advertising, strategic marketing, internal communications, sponsorships and corporate social responsibility. She leads media and issues management efforts across the DBS Group and is responsible for managing and enhancing the bank's brand positioning and establishing a consistent brand identity across all businesses and markets, including Singapore, Greater China, South and Southeast Asia. Karen has over 25 years experience in corporate branding, marketing and communications for financial institutions. Prior to joining DBS, she was the Global Head, Brand Management and Strategic Marketing for Standard Chartered Bank. Karen holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Engineering from University of Southern Illinois and a Masters of Business Administration from University of Iowa. She is a Malaysian citizen and a Singapore Permanent Resident and is married with three children.
 
Olivia Parker
Deputy Editor
Campaign Asia-Pacific
 
David Porter
Vice President – Media - AAR
Unilever
David is responsible for one of the largest media budgets in a diverse region spanning 14 time zones. He is responsible for driving the company’s innovation in Communications Channel Planning with a strong focus on Unilever’s development as a major force in digital marketing in the region.

David was educated at Dulwich College, London and later at the Open University Business School, UK. He spent 25 years in UK agencies before a 7-year stay in Asia Pacific with Mindshare, where he managed the agency’s multimarket relationship with Unilever.

He joined Unilever in 2010 and has managed its media operations in multiple markets including APAC.

David lives in Singapore with his wife and two children.
 
Pierre Robinet
Senior Consulting Partner
Ogilvy Consulting Asia
Pierre is a senior consultant with extensive experience in conceiving, structuring and selling marketing, digital and business transformation strategies, breaking the rules of traditional marketing and catalysing innovation-led and data-driven mindsets for his clients. Pierre has supported global brands, including AXA, MSD, SANOFI, NESCAFE, GARNIER for man than 15 years in their business transformation at global level acting as an innovation catalyst, running innovative lean start up strategies and agile working processes. Passionate with entrepreneurship, open-innovation and new technology, he co-founded in July 2016 the Viva Technology conference gathering in Paris 5000 start-up and tech leaders from the world. Pierre joined Ogilvy Consulting (www.ogilvyconsulting.com) in 2016 as Senior Partner. He leads both the Innovation and the Health & Wellness practice for the APAC region. Pierre founded in 2016 the FrenchTech Singapore community gathering French entrepreneurs, technology leaders & innovation players from Singapore. He is also the founder of the LIVE WITH AI (LWAI) non profit organisation, Singapore-based, gathering 100 though leaders, start-up owners, academics, from France & Singapore, leading working groups and research on the positive impacts of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to our society (www.livewithai.org). The LWAI foundation is the first bridge between France & Singapore on AI working on applied recommendations to better live with AI.
 
Faaez Samadi
Southeast Asia Editor
Campaign Asia-Pacific
 
Robert Sawatzky
Head of Content
Campaign Asia-Pacific
 
Atifa Silk
Brand Director
Campaign Asia-Pacific, Hong Kong
Atifa Silk has been covering the region’s marketing communications industry for 11 years, having joined Haymarket in 2000 as assistant editor on Media magazine. She became editor in 2006. In January 2011, she took on the role of editorial director for Haymarket’s Brand Media division, which includes Campaign Asia-Pacific and CEI, the region’s leading MICE magazine.

Atifa oversees content for all of Campaign’s print and digital products, as well as face-to-face events in the region.
 
Sir Martin Sorrell
Executive Chairman
S4 Capital
Sir Martin Sorrell is Executive Chairman of S4 Capital, which is building a new age, new era, digital advertising and marketing services platform for global, multi-national, regional, local and millennially-driven clients. Sir Martin was CEO of WPP for 33 years, building it from a £1 million “shell” company in 1985 into the world’s largest advertising and marketing services company with a market capitalisation of over £16 billion, revenues of over £15 billion, profits of approximately £2 billion and over 200,000 people in 113 countries. Prior to that, Sir Martin was Group Financial Director of Saatchi & Saatchi plc for 9 years and worked for James Gulliver, Mark McCormack and Glendinning Associates before that. S4 Capital PLC recently merged with MediaMonks and MightyHive, and is listed at the London Stock Exchange under SFOR.L Sir Martin supports a number of leading business schools and universities, including his alma mater, Harvard Business School and Cambridge University and a number of charities, including his family foundation. He is married to Lady Cristiana Falcone-Sorrell and has four children and seven grandchildren
 
Neil Stewart
Head of Agency APAC
Facebook
Neil joined Facebook in 2015 in the newly created role of Head of Agency for APAC. The Agency team works closely with the ad agency community – media, creative and digital agencies to ensure the successful use of the Facebook platform to drive brand and business success. Prior to joining Facebook, Neil was most recently at Maxus, one of the GroupM media agencies for the past six years. APAC CEO for five of those years saw Maxus triple in size, and win significant new business, awards and industry recognition. Neil also spent a year as the Global Chief Client officer, working with some of Maxus’ top multi-market clients across the globe. Neil has also had senior client marketing roles in the technology space – he was CMO of Motorola Mobile devices from 2004 -2008 for their High Growth Markets, and was at Compaq in Australia as Customer Communications director. A long long time ago, straight out of university Neil was in brand management in the FMCG space in Sydney. Rounding out his Marketing and Communications experience, Neil also spend over 10 years in creative agencies in Sydney, Singapore and Taipei – many of those with Ogilvy and Mather and the WPP group. Neil has managed some of the largest advertising clients including Telstra (Australia’s #1 Telco) IBM and Vodafone. A married father of two avid Facebook and Instagram using teenagers, Singapore based Neil continues to try and improve his golf handicap despite all the evidence that this is as good as it gets!
 
Josh Stinchcomb
Global Chief Revenue Officer
The Wall Street Journal | Barron's Group
Josh Stinchcomb is the Global Chief Revenue Officer of Dow Jones for Media and Marketing where he oversees advertising and marketing solutions for the company. Prior to this role, Stinchcomb held numerous positions at Condé Nast including SVP of Corporate Sales, Publisher of Condé Nast Digital and, most recently, Chief Experience Officer where he oversaw branded content, experiential and licensing. In 2008, he was awarded Sales Team Leader of the Year by MIN (Media Industry Newsletters). In 2009, he received a Top Performance Award from Condé Nast, and in 2013 was named to AdAge’s 40 under 40. Josh is a regular speaker at industry events and an adjunct professor at NYU’s Master of Science in Publishing Program. A graduate of Middlebury College in Vermont, Stinchcomb also has an M.B.A from New York University.
 
Leigh Terry
CEO APAC
IPG Mediabrands
Leigh Terry is a highly-regarded media operator whose career has spanned Europe and the Pacific. A digital innovator at the forefront of the media industry, Leigh understands the significant impact technological advancement has on both the consumer and industry at large; and harnesses that information in order to build best-in-class solutions for clients across the region. As CEO for the IPG Mediabrands APAC network, Leigh is responsible for leading the 13 markets and 3000+ people across the Asia Pacific region. Passionate about technology and its impact on consumers and the advertising industry, Leigh is an inaugural Visiting Fellow in the School of Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations, QUT School of Business at the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia, and was listed in the Adnews Power 50 in 2017.
 
Dominique Touchaud
Associate Brand Director - Fabric Care Portfolio Greater China/APAC
Procter & Gamble
 
Andy Zonfrillo
Global President
MAGNA
Andy joined IPG Mediabrands in September 2018 in the newly created role of Global President of Magna, Mediabrands Investment, Intelligence and Innovations unit. Andy has a wealth of global and local Investment experience with a deep background in all aspects of media including planning, buying and negotiation. Before joining Mediabrands Andy held a number of senior global investment roles in the media industry, including Global Head of Trading at Omnicom Media Group, Mindshare’s Global Head of Trading Commerce and New Platforms and Global Head of Client Pricing at Groupm.